The Reading / Listening - Level 1

In most countries you have to be 18 to drive a car. Max Verstappen is 16. He just signed for a Formula 1 racing team. He will be the youngest ever F1 driver. He will be 17 in his first Grand Prix. He will race drivers like Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. His debut will be at the Australian Grand Prix. He said: "Ever since I was seven years old, Formula 1 has been my career goal, so this…is truly a dream come true."



The racing team boss was very happy and excited about Max. He thinks Max is "one of the most skilled young drivers of the new generation". He also thinks Max has the "mental strength to take on this challenge successfully". The team will give Max a competitive car to start his Formula 1 career with. Max's father was an F1 driver. He thanked his father for helping him "day and night, year after year".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 0 Level 2   or  Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115435
  • http://www.sportinglife.com/formula1/news/article/669/9429101/toro-rosso-sign-teenager
  • http://www1.skysports.com/f1/news/12471/9428944/max-verstappen-will-replace-jean-eric-vergne-at-toro-rosso-in-2015


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

you have to be 18

a.

ever F1 driver

2.

He just signed for

b.

been my career goal

3.

He will be the youngest

c.

Australian Grand Prix

4.

He will race drivers

d.

come true

5.

His debut will be at the

e.

a Formula 1 racing team

6.

Ever since I

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to drive a car

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Formula 1 has

g.

like Fernando Alonso

8.

a dream

h.

was seven years old



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The racing

a.

young drivers

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very happy

b.

car

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one of the most skilled

c.

and excited

4.

mental

d.

this challenge

5.

take on

e.

year after year

6.

a competitive

f.

team boss

7.

He thanked his father

g.

strength

8.

day and night,

h.

for helping him

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

In (1) ___________________ have to be 18 to drive a car. Max Verstappen is 16. He (2) ___________________ a Formula 1 racing team. He will be (3) ___________________ F1 driver. He will be 17 in his first Grand Prix. He will race drivers like Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. His (4) ___________________ the Australian Grand Prix. He said: "Ever (5) ___________________ years old, Formula 1 has been my career goal, so this…is truly a (6) ___________________."

The racing team boss was very (7) ___________________ about Max. He thinks Max is " (8) ___________________ skilled young drivers of (9) ___________________". He also thinks Max has the "mental strength to take on this                                       (10) ___________________". The team will give Max              (11) ___________________ to start his Formula 1 career with. Max's father was an F1 driver. He thanked his father for helping him "day and night, (12) ___________________".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

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.HejustsignedforaFormula1racingteam.Hewillbetheyoungesteve
rF1driver.Hewillbe17inhisfirstGrandPrix.HewillracedriverslikeFe
rnandoAlonsoandSebastianVettel.HisdebutwillbeattheAustralian
GrandPrix.Hesaid:"EversinceIwassevenyearsold,Formula1hasb
eenmycareergoal,sothis…istrulyadreamcometrue."Theracingtea
mbosswasveryhappyandexcitedaboutMax.HethinksMaxis"oneof
themostskilledyoungdriversofthenewgeneration".HealsothinksM
axhasthe"mentalstrengthtotakeonthischallengesuccessfully".Th
eteamwillgiveMaxacompetitivecartostarthisFormula1careerwith
.Max'sfatherwasanF1driver.Hethankedhisfatherforhelpinghim"d
ayandnight,yearafteryear".

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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Answers

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